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Old 09-10-2018, 21:51   #21
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Thank you all for your encouragement, I’ve started lchf for the last 3 days I’ve been called into see doctor 4th October so I’m hoping I can get my bs down to under 10 by then , it’s still sitting around 12 even though I’ve stayed off carbs but I’m pleased with 12 as it’s been in the 20s mostly.
I know I’ve got a way to go and I’m so greatful people out there are reading this, diabetes can be so isolating and it’s hard for others to understand it’s not easy to never eat a cake or a slice of bread or ice cream etc etc ever ever ever . I know it’s not that dramatic but that’s how it makes me feel sometimes 😂😂 thank you guys and thank you for the conversion thingy

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itís not easy to never eat a cake or a slice of bread or ice cream etc etc ever ever ever . I know itís not that dramatic but thatís how it makes me feel sometimes
Tina, if it helps, eating LCHF for a while kind of reset my tastebuds. Foods I thought were sweet before are cloyingly, teeth-itchingly sweet now and I don't want more than a bite or two, so I do my BG tests a big favor by not eating much in the way of sweets any time.

That said, we all have a carb-y food we like enough to "break training" to eat it. I've tried to address that for myself by eating only a little of the better varieties of that food. At celebrations I'll take a piece of cake because, hey, we're celebrating! But I'll take the smallest piece I can find -- or sometimes I'll just have a forkful of DW's piece of cake, just to taste it. If it's ordinary cake, I may not even do that. If I'm going to splurge on carbs, it's gonna be the good ones. That may or may not help you, but it might be a way to eat some bread or ice cream and at least not regret it so much.

Diabetes is a condition we'll have to manage for the rest of our lives but it does not have to dictate our entire lives. We can negotiate a little. I hope you can find your middle ground with bread and ice cream. It will make life easier.

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Tina....itissyeve, above, said it just right!

None of us are perfect! We all have some exceptions, but as you get into LCHF and test the foods you eat with your Meter at 1 hr. and 2 hrs. you will, in time know what you can eat, and what you cannot eat! This process leads you to knowing you really have control of what you eat and your disease.

As an example during that first 6 month of LCHF, I learned that I can eat about 1/4 cup of blueberries without going over my target of 120 on my meter. I also learned that I can eat 3 Large Strawberries, and some sugar free whipped cream and I an after dinner desert that is sooooo….good! We also learned to make mashed potatoes out of boiled Cauliflower mashed up with real butter (Fats) and Heavy Whipping Cream (more Fats) and salt and pepper! Yum, Yum.. what about good snacks, how about some almonds or pecans, or walnuts...I get these in shell as the time to crack them open slows down your eating and they are so yummy! Or if I need something crunchy...I eat fried pork rinds dipped in a good Salsa....all of these are low carb and high fat!

So as you see the options really are endless, but you have to learn the basics and do the work to find your own mojo....we have an extensive recipe section on this website, do a search in the box top right of your screen...you can find our low carb cheese cake....Yep, it is over the top great! Our adult kids make it also as it is better than any regular cheese cakes they were making that were not low carb....

Stay the course and you will find you own way.....

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Thank you all for your encouragement, this is day 6 now of LCHF and I’ve lost 1 lb in weight. My bloods are still over 10 but top numbers are 12 not 18 as they were a week ago. Thank you all for being there and thank you forum

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Switching your diet and BG results is not instantaneous (like flipping a switch and a light going out), or at least it wasn't for me. It takes a little while, but patience pays off in the long run. You are all ready seeing positive results so hang in there.

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Have to share this, I’ve just done bloods and it’s 9 ! This is amazing it’s really encouraged me ..... 9 😉😱😊

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Thank you all for your encouragement, Iíve started lchf for the last 3 days Iíve been called into see doctor 4th October so Iím hoping I can get my bs down to under 10 by then , itís still sitting around 12 even though Iíve stayed off carbs but Iím pleased with 12 as itís been in the 20s mostly.
I know Iíve got a way to go and Iím so greatful people out there are reading this, diabetes can be so isolating and itís hard for others to understand itís not easy to never eat a cake or a slice of bread or ice cream etc etc ever ever ever . I know itís not that dramatic but thatís how it makes me feel sometimes 😂😂 thank you guys and thank you for the conversion thingy
Interesting because as I used to hit the 20s once or twice a month until I cut down my carbs to around 70 grams. Now my highs run in the 12s - probably more times than I would like but it's a significant improvement and it's always a work in progress I can relate to your experience!

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